Thursday, January 31, 2013

'Global Warming Ain't Happening...'

First thing : BULLSHIT

Second thing : Repeat after me - CLIMATE CHANGE

Third thing : Get your nose out of your bible, or stuck on Fox News, an look out your WINDOW

This is the situation at Wareham Ontario, Canada, North 44.5 degrees. (For the science challenged out there, that almost exactly half the way from the Equator to the North Pole.)

Current temperature (January 30, 2013 - 11:00 AM) is 9 Celsius (thats 48 Fahrenheit for the Tea Party)

And this is what it looks like:

The creek that runs behind my property, seen from across the road towards the west.( Corner of my yard is the trees on the upper left.)

Almost exactly SIX YEARS ago - My front shop entrance from the road.

Now that I have pissed off the Fundimentalists.

For the rest of you
Close up of the Ice Dam
The pieces of ice that were covering the creek up till a couple of days back have created a damn against the mouth of the bridge (at the NE corner of my property). The individual pieces range from maybe the size of paving slabs up to as big as two sheets of plywood. These are mostly about three fingers thick. The water has risen about a hand span higher to the down stream side - and higher in that area across the road from us than it has ever been since the winter of 1990 (when I came here).
There is virtually no snow left most places around. I expect with the warm temperatures and the rain today it will most all be gone come nightfall.

Remains of the Boat - inside the Ship Shape
We celebrate the turn of the Sun by burning a model Viking Boat the last Saturday of January. Our version of (the Victorian) Up Helly Aa. So only 4 days ago - the ice covering what is open water above was more or less thick enough to stand on.

But you know - its all just Liberal Hysteria..

Readers : This piece was written for Monday January 30. It got trapped as a draft and missed its correct and timely publication. Over the 12 hours following, the temperatures at Wareham dropped over 15 C (!!) and back to the -5 to -10 C 'seasonal' range. 

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